villeggiatura

noun vil·leg·gia·tu·ra \və̇ˌlejəˈtu̇rə\
variants: less commonly

villegiature

\və̇ˌlāzhəˈtu̇(ə)r\

Definition of villeggiatura

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  residence in the country for a holiday :  a country holiday go into villeggiatura at the farm — W. J. Locke

  2. 2 :  a place that is suitable for a holiday from the city :  rural or suburban retreat

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Origin and Etymology of villeggiatura

villeggiatura from Italian, from villeggiato (past participle of villeggiare to reside in a country villa, from villa) + -ura -ure; villegiature from French villégiature, from Italian villeggiatura — more at villa


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